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November 19, 2008|Tom O'Neil | O'Neil writes the Gold Derby blog at TheEnvelope. com.

You probably remember that the Golden Globes didn't get to hold its full banquet ceremony last time because of the writers strike. You might recall that Warren Beatty gave a rambling speech the year before upon accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award. And maybe you've heard tales of Angelina Jolie jumping into the Beverly Hilton Hotel pool in her gown after the 1999 Golden Globes. But did you know . . .

-- Tom O'Neil

Go figure Katharine Hepburn, Oscar's biggest-winning actress with four awards, never won a Golden Globe and the Globes' biggest champ for film work, Rosalind Russell (tied with Meryl Streep at five), never won an Oscar.

Some stars who have no Golden Globes Humphrey Bogart, Charlie Chaplin, Montgomery Clift, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Ralph Fiennes, Harrison Ford, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Helen Hayes, William Holden, Anthony Hopkins, Anjelica Huston, Samuel L. Jackson, Vivien Leigh, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Spacey, Jimmy Stewart, Orson Welles, Bruce Willis.

Biggest acting winners Jack Nicholson -- six awards for films

Meryl Streep -- five for films, one for TV

Angela Lansbury -- two for films, four for TV

Alan Alda -- six for TV

Worst TV shutout "Will & Grace" -- 27 losses, no wins.

Biggest film shutout "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and "The Godfather, Part III" (1990), each had seven nominations, no wins.

Most nominations for lead film roles, drama or comedy Jack Lemmon -- 16 (six drama, 10 comedy)

Meryl Streep -- 15 (11 drama, four comedy)

Who has won for film and TV roles in the same year? Joan Plowright ("Enchanted April," "Stalin," 1992) and Helen Mirren ("The Queen," "Elizabeth I," 2006)

Biggest film winners with five awards each "Doctor Zhivago," "The Godfather," "Love Story," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "A Star Is Born" (1976)

Biggest television winners, with three best series wins each "All in the Family," "The Golden Girls," "The X-Files," "Sex and the City."

The ties that bind In 1988 there was a three-way tie for lead actress in a film drama -- Jodie Foster ("The Accused"), Sigourney Weaver ("Gorillas in the Mist") and Shirley MacLaine ("Madame Sousatzka").

What did they miss? Only two films have won best picture at the Oscars without even being nominated for the top prize at the Globes -- "The Sting" and "Crash."

Number of mouths to feed Nearly 1,300 guests attend the banquet ceremony.

Got bubbly? Average number of bottles of Champagne consumed during the banquet and along the red carpet during the day: 220.

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